Baptism is an outward symbol of an inward change. It signifies our identification with Christ and his saving work done on our behalf on the cross. Through being immersed and coming out of the water, we identify Christ’s death, burial and resurrection. With this act modeled by Christ (John 1.29-34), we give testimony to the fact that the old has passed away for us, and that he is making all things new. It is a bold statement of our desire to be Christ followers. Furthermore, Jesus’ final words in Matthew 28, often referred to as the Great Commission, include the admonition that we should be drawing people to Christ and “baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” We here at IBC believe that baptism is an important part of the journey in our faith.
If you are a believer in Christ, and have never been baptized, we encourage you to consider it. Baptisms are held in the middle of Town Square several times a year and are a time of joy and celebration.
We are now registering for the next baptism on February 15, 2015.
You must attend a mandatory baptism orientation prior to baptism. The classes for all ages will meet on January 11th at 12:30 p.m. in West C. Lunch will be served. On January 25th, we will gather for storytelling filming in the Alcove. Adults and students will come at 12:30-2:00 pm and children will come at 5:00 pm.
Future Baptism Dates: Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015
Advent is a season of preparation for the coming arrival of the Christ child at Christmas and for Jesus’s second coming.